Friday, February 8, 2008

Flight of the Conchords: No See TV-My Life Without Cable

Welcome to another installment of No See TV! I bet you were just thinking to yourself "I wonder what Sassy has from Netflix this week". Well I'll tell you.

Lately I've been watching this quirky little show called
Flight of the Conchords. This is an HBO show I learned about from the same place I learn everything which is NPR. It's about a real life pop/folk/comedy band from New Zealand trying to make it in the U.S. Think Weird Al only cuter and with an accent.

This show is hilarious. They have this straight faced humor and delivery that you can't help laughing about. Below you'll find a clip where Jermaine is at a party singing about a girl that he finds to be "the Prettiest girl in the room" and "the prettiest girl on the street, depending on the street and the time of day".

It's quite funny, but not as funny as the love song that Bret writes for his girlfriend telling her all the things he'd do for her. His original song started out with him climbing mountains and swallowing swords for her until Jermaine questions him on if he'd really do that. When Bret admits he wouldn't his song turns into a song called "What You're Into" essentially about how he would hang out with her and maybe have sex, if she's into it.

This show had Jimmy Eat World and I laughing our butts off. Especially the Episode called "Mugged" where Bret abandons Jermaine leaving him to fend for himself against two muggers. What happens with Jermaine and one of the muggers is so funny and ridiculous that you just have to watch the episode to really appreciate it.

All in all I give this 4 of 5 stars:
some crude humor
some swearing

other Netflix movies (which I have yet to watch because of my other blogligations)
Dear Frankie: My limited understanding of this movie is that it is about a single mom (in Ireland maybe) who writes to a fake father of her son. Her sons wants to meet his dad so she goes out and finds someone to play the role. It looked good in a preview so I added it to my queue.

Black Snake Moan. I'm particularly Excited to watch Black Snake Moan so don't let the post scare you. From what I know of this Sam Jackson finds a crack whore type (I don't think she's really a crack whore) played by Christina Ricci and takes her home to rehabilitate her and make her see the error of her ways. In the beginning he holds her against her will by chaining her to a radiator so he can talk to her about how she lives her life.

Has anyone seen either of these movies? What are some movies I should put in my Queue??


Sister Big said...

Sassy, I saw Black Snake Moan and I think you'll really enjoy it. It was disturbing at times, but overall a really good movie. Enjoy!

Sister Honey Bunch said...

How is it that I have never heard of this show or those movies? Too much Wife Swap watching, maybe?

saintseester said...

I've heard of the Conchords and seen several clips. They are hilarious. I just don't know if I could stand it show after show.

Okay, girl, you gotta give me more to go on, because you know, I can throw some recommendations out there, but I might be so far off...

debby said...

Flight of the Conchords are hysterical. "Make you Happy Tonight" is my favorite.

Black Snake Moan is excellent, even with Justin Timberlake in it.

Ashlee said...

I got quite a giggle out of your video clips. :0) I've never heard of the Conchords.

Honestly, I couldn't recommend anything. The last month of Netflix movies we've gotten I've truly been disappointed in. :0( Let me know how the ones you rented are!

Jen said...

I loved Black Snake Moan--not an "easy" movie, but excellent. Have you ever seen the series Carnivale (HBO, I think)? It was really great--you should check it out. I'll definitely have to take a look at Flight of the Conchords...

Sister Sassy said...

Sister Big- I bet you're right.

HB- I don't think they play shows like this on E True Hollywood Story

Saint Seester- I like lots of stuff however I can't take downer stuff at the moment. I saw Attonement and although beautifully shot I was sad for two days. No horror either.

Debbie- I haven't seen that episode (I don't think) I've only seen the first disc of season 1. I will be getting the next one after I watch my two movies this weekend.

Ashlee-I'm curious what your disappointing choices were. Do share.

Jen-never seen or heard of that show but will look in to it. Sounds like some thumbs up for Black Snake Moan :)

Jen said...

Thanks for your comment, Sister Sassy! It was just one of those things where I started writing and it led me somewhere I hadn't planned to go. I'm glad I wrote about it--I feel much... lighter? Does that make any sense?

And I'll definitely think about a way to share some of my writing on my site. It's something I'm terrified of, and therefore, something I should probably do!

Jane the Sane said...

Stardust! Very good stuff.

Sister Big said...

Another good movie is Fracture.

saintseester said...

Yes! I agree, Stardust was fun. How about Best in Show (best viewed with other people).

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Best in Show is one of my all-time favorite movies. I also love Fargo. So good.

Sister Sassy said...

Best in Show is SO funny! I love it.

I have been wanting to see Stardust, it's in my queue, I'll have to move it up though.

Sis Big, I don't remember what Fracture is but I remember hearing good things.

Sister Sassy said...

I LOOOOOOVED Black Snake Moan. LOVED IT. I almost posted how much I loved it but then I figured I'd just comment here. No one will probably even read this.

amanda said...

I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy Flight of the Concords. I need to join Netflix. I say that all the time, and then forget.

Brother Jimmy Eat World said...

Good picks Sister Sassy! Both of those two movies were excellent! And flight of the concords is a very good pick. I look forward to watching the rest of the season with you, my love!